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Legal Terms that Start with "K"

K
The letter K when used in a lawyer’s hand-written notes stands for "contract".
 Don’t ask us why.
The letter is a form of shorthand for the word "contract" taught to law students so they can take class notes faster. Some older lawyers still use the practice.
King’s Evidence
A term used in monarchies synonymous with "state’s evidence" in the US, where one of a number of accused persons is given immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying against his alleged accomplices and co-defendants.
Known
A thing is said to be "known" when it has been established as a fact. The court may take judicial notice of the fact, if it is widely accepted to be true and there is no reasonable room for doubt, or the court (or jury) may rule that the thing is a fact after hearing testimony and examining tangible evidence and documents. A thing "known" is not "believed" to be true but is, for the purpose of your lawsuit, an established fact upon which you and the other parties may rely. There are three forms of knowing: (1) what a man knows he knows, (2) what a man thinks he knows but does not know for certain, and (3) what a man knows he does not know. Don’t let the other side confuse the court by claiming to know what is not truly known.